[Gajim-devel] Fallback to OSS when no soundplayer found

Zhihao Yuan lichray at gmail.com
Tue May 24 00:11:56 CEST 2011

On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 5:06 PM, Jonathan Schleifer
<js-gajim at webkeks.org> wrote:
> Am 23.05.2011 um 21:52 schrieb Zhihao Yuan:
>> if the device is not in use,
>> gajim only opens the device for 1 or 2 seconds.
> Which is *EXACTLY* the problem. If I start my movie player and someone sends me a message, I don't have any audio. Depending on how long the sounds is (4 seconds are normal due to fade out), that's quite a long time for a single message. Having enabled sound for people signing on, I'm pretty much screwed if I ever want to use my soudcard for something besides Gajim …
> So no, if there is no sound player that allows playing sounds with mixing, Gajim should not play any sounds.
> --
> Jonathan

So? You mean an audio player that occupies the sound device for an
hour is correctly but an IM software that borrows the device for
seconds is incorrect? Think about it. And btw, no proper audio player
only supports OSS.

Zhihao Yuan
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